It has happened too many times and has subsequently become our default expectation that Hollywood personalities tend to marry within their profession. Thus, when we discover one or two people who have chosen to marry someone outside of Hollywood, like Mark-Paul Gosselaar, we are left with a lot of questions as to how it happened. The Hollywood hunk who hit fame via the popular show Saved by the Bell has been married to Catriona McGinn (an advertising executive), since 2012. Their marriage has gone on long enough to be solidified with the presence of children and multiple appearances on the red carpet.
Thus, we are forced to learn about this woman whose charm has caused the Saved by the Bell star to defy what appears to be a Hollywood norm. You can read all about her below.
Catriona Mcginn – Bio & Age
The beautiful Catriona McGinn was born on the 22nd of June, 1978. Her exact place of birth is unknown but considering that her early education began at John Abbot College in Quebec, Canada, the general belief is she is a Canadian.
As far as other information about her childhood goes, including details about her parents or siblings, there are presently no details. However, we know that following her completion of basic education, she proceeded to Simon Fraser University where she began her higher education, and completed it at McGill University, graduating in 2002.
We do not know what exactly Catriona McGinn studied at the university level but she has worked in advertising for the majority of her professional career, starting off from Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems where she worked as a supervisor, overseeing national advertising sales and marketing.
We do not have the exact timeline of her career exploits but she has worked at BDSRadio.com and also at Sparknet Communications, a company based in Vancouver, Canada. She began to work for Media Monitors in 2010, where she is believed to currently work as an advertising executive. She joined the company as one of its sales executives before working her way up to become an advertising executive.
Relationship With Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Before Mark-Paul Gosselaar got married to Catriona McGinn, he followed Hollywood tradition by getting married to Lisa Ann Russell, a model, while he was in the peak years of his fame. The marriage produced two children but also true to Hollywood tradition, the marriage ended unceremoniously in 2010, after 14 years together.
While Mark-Paul went through the transition of being a husband to become a bachelor again, he met Catriona. Shortly after meeting each other, they developed a romantic interest that birthed a relationship and a marriage all within one and a half years after they met in 2011.
Catriona McGinn was proposed to with an expensive 5-carat diamond ring and she walked down the aisle in a private wedding ceremony on the 28th of July, 2012, in Santa Ynez, California.
Eight months after the wedding and a lovely honeymoon trip to Italy, Catriona McGinn and her new husband announced their pregnancy and eventually welcomed the new child on the 30th of September 2013. The child, a son named Dekker Edward became the firstborn of the new family, followed by a daughter Lachlyn Hope who was born two years after in 2015.
Along with raising their two children, Catriona McGinn also helps in raising Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s children from his previous marriage, having become a stepmother to them.
At a height of 5 feet and 11 inches, Catriona McGinn would easily pass as a model instead of her career in advertising. While her exact weight is unknown, she possesses a slim body that further encourages the presumption that she is a model.
Other than her height and weight, she also has other noticeable body features like her beautiful blue colored eyes and blonde hair.
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Other Facts About Catriona McGinn
1. Her engagement ring, the 5-carat diamond ring was designed by Neil Lane.
2. Her husband, Mark-Paul Gosselaar has a net worth of $9 million and they live in a $2.3 million home.
3. She has made onscreen appearances on TV shows including Flipping Out, appearing on the show between 2014 and 2018 in a total of 14 episodes and Dinner at Tiffani’s between 2016 and 2017, in three episodes.